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/com·mon/ (kom´en)
1. belonging to or shared by two or more entities.
2. usual; being frequent, prevalent, widespread, or habitual.
3. most frequent and best known of its kind.


a shared structure, function, disease. See also under specific name of the item, e.g. atrioventricular canal.

common chemical sense
mediated by the trigeminal nerve from chemical sense organs in the conjunctival sac and in the nasal and buccal cavities.
common fee
the fee for professional services agreed to formally or informally by a local group of the veterinary profession, usually determined by an interpractice survey of fees actually charged.
common law
the law of common usage, the practice or code which is usually followed. Based on decisions of the courts in individual cases. It is not written down as statutory law is.
common pathway
see coagulation pathways.
common salt
see sodium chloride.
common source
a point from which a number of animals are infected or affected. The point from which a common source or point epidemic begins.
common stonecrop
common sucker

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Q. What are the types of cancers that are most common? I am interested in knowing what are the types of cancers that happen the most, because I hear many people getting sick with colon cancer and for instance I don’t know anyone who got lung cancer.

A. The most common cancer types by occurrence in men are: prostate, lung, colorectal and bladder cancer. The most common in women are: breast, lung, colorectal and endometrial (uterine) cancer. The most common mortality both in men and in women is caused by lung cancer.

Q. Common cold but dreadful. I am suffering from a dreadful common cold. As I write: believe me, I long to have done with it. I am not enjoying it in the least. I fear however that I am already too old to see the day when the common cold becomes history. I tried the simple first aid tablets but no use. Could you use this session to help me out?

A. chicken soup :) the best cure!
you can try fresh ginger tea - it really make it easier..opens up the sinuses, drys up the mucous.

Q. what is the most common allergy? is it dust allergy?

A. thanks, I've heard of a new allergy treatment and trying to learn some more about the different kinds...

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It is unfortunate that philosophers have been racking their brains over common sense since the times of Greek thinker Aristotle (384-322 BC), yet have been unable to come up with a common solution.
I welcome the announcement from the National Rifle Association that they will support a common sense gun safety measure that keeps Nevadans safe and ends a loophole that allowed a man to purchase gun accessories to convert semi-automatic weapons into machine guns.
This is exactly what Conner addresses - how this common sense, the root for most of human misery and lack of performance, can bring clarity to any workplace--in his book, What if Common Sense Was Common Practice in Business?
As communication scholars, we can do our bit by bringing a common sense approach to our queries and discourse.
Robert Currys Common Sense Nation, however, is much more that an intelligent restatement of the Constitution's protections.
The problem with common sense is it is just not common any more.
Virginia-based Common Sense Principles recently relaunched its website, commonsenseprinciples.
Some problems are complex, while others can be resolved by using common sense or seeking advice from others.
com defines common sense as: "sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence.
30 -- Today, we mourn the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense.
This sophisticated book examines the socially constructed relationship between the rhetoric of common sense as an imaginary populist attribute and the development of democracy.